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Forester Potter
and Dora Elkins

Forester Potter and Dora Elkins Holding Son, Ben Potter - Photos and Information on This Page From Phyllis Potter Roberts and Hazel Potter Thompson
Forester Potter (aka Forster) b 11 May 1903 KY d 17 Mar 1966 Letcher Co KY; buried Maggard Cemetery, Partridge, Letcher Co KY; (died of self inflicted gunshot wound); s/o Benjamin Potter and Mary Polly Hall. Forester Potter m. Dora Elkins b 12 Sept 1898 d 17 Mar 1966 Letcher Co KY; age 67; buried Maggard Cemetery, Partridge, Letcher Co KY; (died of murdered by shotgun wound from murder suicide by husband); d/o Thomas J Elkins and Sarah Sallie Rutherford. Children of Forester Potter and Dora Elkins;

1. Ben Potter b 11 May 1921 d 8 Nov 2003; buried Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, FL; m. Ellen Susie Anna Stewart b 30 Jun 1925 d 19 Apr 1995; buried Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, FL; d/o Harlan McLellan Stewart and Ester "Easter" Stewart.

2. Stanley "Doodger" Potter b 1922 KY (deceased)

3. Hazel Potter b 16 Jul 1926 Jackhorn KY d 24 Jun 1951 Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY; age 24 years 11 months 18 days; of pulmonary tuberculosis; buried Maggard Cemetery, Cumberland River, KY; m. (1) to Male Fields. Child of Male Fields and Hazel Potter;

i. Evelyna Fields b 19 Feb 1943 Letcher Co KY

Hazel Potter m. (2) Luther Crawford. Children of Luther Crawford and Hazel Potter;

i. Grover "P Bob" Crawford b 3 Jun 1949 d 9 Feb 1953; age 3 of tuberculosis meningitis; St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; buried: Removal, Neon KY Cemetery or Crematory.

ii. Harold G Crawford b 1949 Letcher Co KY

4. Ford Potter b 1924 KY (deceased)

5. Irene Potter b 4 Jun 1925 KY; m. John Fields b 15 Jul 1917 d 10 Jan 1991. Children of John Fields and Irene Potter;

i. Bernice Fields b 12 Jun 1943

ii. Jack Fields b 19 May 1945

iii. Johnny Fields b 14 Aug 1949

iv. Dora Fields b 15 Jul 1951; m. Roscoe Perry. Child of Roscoe Perry and Dora Fields; I. Candie Leigh Perry; m. Male Looney

6. Polly Potter b 1927 Letcher Co KY

6. Dock Potter b 4 Mar 1930 Jackhorn, KY d 4 Jun 2022 Seco, KY; age 92 years, 3 months; m. 27 Jan 1951 Letcher Co KY to Elsie Lola Mullins b 6 Apr 1929 Cumberland KY d 15 Dec 2020; d/o Russell Mullins and Edna Johnson. Dock Potter m. 18 Apr 1986 Wise Co VA to (3) Patricia Edwards Slone b 18 May 1951; d/o Austin Edwards and Ruth Lynch.

7. Henry F Potter b 1932 Letcher Co KY

8. Dora Lee Potter b 26 Jul 1936 KY d 7 Apr 1954 Thornton, Letcher Co KY; age 19 of pulmonary tuberculosis; buried Maggard Cemetery, Partridge, KY; m. 14 Apr 1952 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Homer Lee Boggs b 10 Dec 1933 Cabell WV d 15 Sept 1987 Akron, Summit Co OH; s/o Milton Boggs Sr. and Julia Quillen. Child of Homer L. Boggs and Dora Lee Potter;

i. Josephine Boggs b 3 Feb 1954 Mayking, Letcher Co KY d 20 Oct 2018 Barberton, Summit Co OH; m. 31 Mar 1973 Summit, Cuyahoga Co OH to James Ira Cupp b 29 Nov 1953 OH; s/o Willard Doyle Cupp and Gretchen Lillian Krannish. Children of James Ira Cupp and Josephine Boggs; I. Tina Cupp; m. William Smith II. Jennifer Cupp

9. Astor Potter (f) b 1936 KY; m. Homer Boggs. This may be Dora Lee Potter - not sure of this child.

10. Earnest Lee Potter b 24 Apr 1937 Letcher Co KY KY d 21 Apr 2022; m. Betty Jane Collier d Apr 2004. Earnest Lee Potter m. Unknown.

11. Sarah Lee Potter b 24 Apr 1937 KY died at birth

1930 Letcher Co KY Census Millstone District 0025
240 246 Potter Ben Jr. Head M W 25 M 18 KY KY KY Coal Mines Coal Miner
240 246 Potter Froney Wife H F W 24 M 17 KY KY KY
240 246 Potter Myrtle Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY
240 246 Potter Linvill Son M W 4 2/12 S KY KY KY
240 246 Potter John Son M W 2 1/12 S KY KY KY

241 247 Potter Forester Head M W 27 M 19 Ky Ky KY Saw Mill Ben Potter Sr.
241 247 Potter Dora Wife H F W 30 M 20 KY KY KY
241 247 Potter Ben Son M W 10 S KY KY KY
241 247 Potter Saney (Stanley) Son M W 8 S KY KY KY
241 247 Potter Irene Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY
241 247 Potter Hazel Daughter F W 2 3/12 S KY KY KY
241 247 Potter Dock Son M W 6/12 S KY KY KY

1940 Letcher Co KY Census District 1 Other Places 67-4
103 Potter Dora Head F W 44 M KY
103 Potter Hazel Daughter F W 13 S KY
103 Potter Dock Son M W 10 S KY
103 Potter Aster Daughter F W 4 S KY
103 Potter Ernest Son M W 3 S KY

Obituary: Dock Potter
4 Mar 1930 - 4 Jun 2022

Dock Potter
Dock Potter, son of the late Forester Potter and Dora Elkins Potter was born in Jackhorn, Kentucky. March 4, 1930. He entered eternal life Saturday, June 4, 2022 at his residence in Seco, Kentucky being 92 years, 3 months of age at the time of his passing.

Dock was married to the late Elsie Mullins Potter, she passed away December 15, 2020.

He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all that knew him.

Dock enjoyed bluegrass music, horses, fishing and working in the garden. But most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Church Of Christ.

He is survived by four daughters; Rosezell (Jeffery) Mullins of Partridge, Kentucky, Junell Potter of Cadwell, Iowa, Wanda (Jerry) Elkins of Big Stone Gap, Virginia and Shirley (Kenneth) Phillips of Eolia, Kentucky. One son, Jeffrey (Donna) Potter of Seco, Kentucky. His companion, Ina Bartley of Virgie, Kentucky. Two special nephews; Isaac and Riordan.

Also surviving are twelve grandchildren; Miranda, Makeisha, Myriah (Meaness), Michael, Cody, Justin, Amber, Christopher, Kasi, Kyra, Brooks, Brandon, 21 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

Dock was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nicole Caudill. Four brothers; Ben, Stanley (Doodger), Ford and Earnest. Four sisters; Hazel, Irene, Astor and Sara.

Obituary: Josephine Boggs Cupp
3 Feb 1954 - 20 Oct 2018

Josephine Cupp, age 64, passed away October 20, 2018. She was born on February 3, 1954 in Kentucky to the late Dora Potter and Homer Boggs.

She moved to Ohio when she was 8 years old and was a graduate of Barberton High School.

Josephine provided daycare services in the community and was a devoted foster mother for many animals.

She enjoyed raising funds to help local shelters and the humane society.

Preceded in death by her parents and grandmother, Julia Rose.

Survived by her loving husband and high school sweetheart, James; daughters, Tina (William) Smith and Jennifer Cupp; grandchildren, Alyssa Lay, William Jr. (Diem), Tiffany, Natasha (GeQuan) Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaiden Smith and Kyrie Fletcher.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm at Cox - McNulty Funeral Home, 222 Norton Avenue, Barberton.

Funeral services will follow at 3:00pm at Cox - McNulty Funeral Home.

Donations may be made in Josephine's name to Humane Society of Summit County.

Information for this family submitted by Phyllis Potter Roberts and Hazel Potter Thompson on 2 Mar 2010 by phone and by email.

Article in the Mt Eagle
Thursday, 24 Mar 1966
Five Letcher Youths
Killed In Crash

Five boys, all residents of the Ulvah area, were killed instantly about 11:30 p. m. Saturday, March 26, when their car crashed into a bridge and overturned into Rockhouse Creek.

The accident occurred at the second of the "Twin Bridges" on Ky. Highway 7 near Letcher. The car caught fire after the crash.

Four of the youths were students at Letcher High School. The fifth had graduated from the school last year.

The boys were believed to be returning from a movie when the accident occurred.

Dead are: Don Crase, a junior at Letcher High School, son of James Crase. He was 16. His mother is dead.

George Dixon, 18, a senior at Letcher High, son of Orville and Mary Dixon.

Jerry Lee Caudill, 16, a senior at Letcher High and a son of James A. and Lovel Caudill.

Douglas Ison, 17, a junior at Letcher High and a son of McClellan and Imogene Ison.

Donald Halcomb, 18, a 1965 graduate of Letcher High and a son of Luther and Nora Halcomb.

The bodies of young Crase and Dixon were taken to the Moore and Craft Funeral Home.

The bodies of Caudill, Ison and Halcomb were taken to the Blair Funeral Home.

The body of Dixon will be returned to the family residence Monday morning and funeral service for him will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements for Crase are incomplete pending arrival of a brother from Vietnam.

The bodies of Caudill, Ison and Halcomb were returned to their parents homes Sunday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at that time.

The accident was the second multiple death in Letcher County within three days.

On Thursday night, at about 7:40 p. m., Forester Potter and Dora Potter died of shotgun wounds at their home at Mayking near the State Highway Department garage.

The office of Sheriff Maynard Hogg said Potter apparently shot his wife and then killed himself.

Funeral services for them were held Sunday.

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